How To Take Soulful Photographs


Soulful photographs are full of heart and soul. They are the images that leave us breathless. They stop time, and hold a moment of beauty – frozen in time.

That’s what I love about photography. Photography is a way to preserve the moment you want to always remember. Photography stops time.


You can look back on moments and preserve your family history. You can hold a photograph in your hands and feel a tangible connection to both the past and present.


There are three tips to help you look for the perfect moment to take the photograph.

  1. Look for the pause – right before something else. The in-between. Magic happens in the pause.
  2. Look for emotion. A glance. A twinkle in the eyes.
  3. Look for beauty. Not beauty in the sense of the word – but beauty that makes you stop. A moment that catches your breath and intrigues you. Beauty can be found in unlikely places. Look deeper. Seek to tell the stories you see.

If you want to learn more about Soulful Photography, be sure to sign up for: illuminate: the art of soulful storytelling

a 6- week course to help you discover the beauty all around you through soulful photo prompts, photo walks, and photo challenges.

You’ll discover your inner artist and have fun exploring with your camera.


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About the author: Cloud9 Design Studio

Cloud9 Design Studio offers soulful photography storytelling sessions, inspirational art, and creative workshops.